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Dec 22, 2012 2:00am PST
diego. it just got back from its asian humanitarian assistance from guam, indonesia, vietnam, an amazing number of nations we're partnering with. those hospital ships with 1,000 beds, 12 operating rooms, they produce their own medical oxygen, they have ct scanners and they can do almost anything a hospital on the west coast can do and we can park them offshore as we did in haiti and in haiti they spent the first 72 hours once they got on scene doing nothing but repairing crush injuries and restoring life. that's the capacity we have. i like to think in our partnership with the maritime services and the coast guard and our reserve forces, i like to think of us as america's or the world's 911 when something bad, either man-made or natural happens, some catastrophe happens in the world, often times the ambassador will pick up the phone and dial 911 and the navy marine corps team answers the phone. it is our those, it is our dna it is our ability to be there. if you look at the communicate dapbt's 3 central tenets of what he believes it importance, readiness is in there. the ability
Dec 22, 2012 8:00am PST
bumper to bumper here in the capital of indonesia. it's part and parcel of everyday life for taxi driver sudirno. he's used to tailbacks and frustrated passengers. during rush hour, the average speed is under 10 kilometers per hour. the best approach is to stay cool and try to be patient. >> all taxi drivers have taken part in anti-stress training. we need to be patient. if we get mad or excited, it's bad for business. we work on the streets,. we need to have our anger under control! >> but they're not the only ones who need to be patient. we're at the city planning authority, visiting a man who's facing an uphill battle. every day, another 300 cars and 1000 motorbikes join the city's already clogged streets. how long does it take izhar chaidir to get to work? >> 2 to 3 hours. in the morning and in the afternoon. i spend at least five to six hours a day. everybody in jakarta is having their breakfast in the car. >> experts predict that the city will be gridlocked by 2014. but the government continues to promote private car ownershop with gas subsidies. >> the people can use their cars at
Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
, a black father, raised in indonesia and hawaii. i was beginning to sense how fitting in to the world might not be as simple as it might seem. and so to see this man, this senator, this powerful accomplished fern person who was not a central casting when it came to what you think a senator might look like at the time. the way he commanded the respect of an entire nation, i think it hinted to me what might be possible in my own life. this was a man who as a teen stepped up to serve his country even after his fellow japanese americans were declared enemy aliens. a man who believed in america even when the government didn't necessarily believe in him. that meant something to me. it gave me a powerful sense, one they couldn't put in to words, a powerful sense of hope. and as i watched those hearings listening to danny ask all the piercing questions night after night, i learned something else. i learned how or democracy was supposed to work. our government of and by and for the people. we had a system of government where nobody was above the law. we -- we have an obligation to hold e
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